A few pennies make a big difference

Pennies is the leading charity working to protect and grow micro-donations for causes like Mend our Mountains all over the UK.

Pennies allows you to donate as little as one penny to BCM’s Mend our Mountains initiative at checkout, so you can do your bit without breaking the bank. Collectively, these small donations really do add up and help us make a difference, together.


Let’s do our bit to give back to the places we love. Because for us, the outdoors is everything.

Protecting the places we love to walk

Our partnership with Mend Our Mountains

Without action, the footpaths and trails we use to adventure, hike, walk and camp across the UK could be lost to erosion.  


Which is why as a partner of the British Mountaineering Council, we’re very proud to support their Mend Our Mountains initiative to raise vital funds to protect and repair the paths, trails and bridleways that form the lifeblood of the Great British outdoors.


Together with local people and partners, the BMC’s Access and Conservation fund is working to defend our wild places and create a more accessible, connected outdoors.


To help, we’re making donating to this incredible cause easier than ever while shopping at Cotswold Outdoor. By working with micro-donation charity, Pennies, we’re offering the chance to donate as little as one penny at checkout. While this is a small donation on its own, together every penny really does count… 

Why we’re supporting the Mend Our Mountains project

Path repair is a surprisingly costly process and working in remote locations adds to the challenge. Which is why working together to raise awareness and funds for this project is so important to protecting the landscapes we love.


  • £150 could buy protective clothing for path repairers working outdoors in the elements
  • £250 could fix one metre of footpath, keeping trails safe for use. 
  • £1000 could pay to fly one bag of stone to an inaccessible mountain location, protecting off-grid adventures


Find out more about Mend Our Mountains. 

What is Pennies?

Pennies is an award-winning fintech charity with an important mission: to protect and grow micro-donations, ensuring people have digital ways to keep donating the small sums of money that are so vital to charities.


As a trusted leader in digital micro-donations, Pennies has created a movement that encourages giving, offers businesses a powerful way to demonstrate social purpose, helps charities make a greater impact, and gives the public a way to donate without cash, as part of their daily lives.


In an increasingly cashless society, Pennies’ ‘digital charity box’ gives customers paying by card or digital wallet a convenient way to add a small donation to their purchase, when shopping with participating retailers.  Whether in-store, online or in-app, it’s a simple, affordable, data-free way to donate, with 100% of funds raised going to charity.


Millions of people are now using the digital charity box. To date, Pennies has enabled more than 100 million micro-donations, raising millions of pounds in much-needed additional income for charities in the UK and Republic of Ireland.  Together, payment providers, retailers and their customers are helping hundreds of charities make a meaningful difference to the causes and communities they serve.   


Because micro-donations matter, now more than ever.


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